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  • Monday, January 30th 2017 - 15:44 UTC

    Falklands lawmaker visiting the Caribbean to promote trade and political links

    ”It’s important that we maintain a good relationship with the Caribbean” visiting official MLA Hansen said

    Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Ian Hansen is on a Caribbean mission to improve trade and industry links with the region, and seeking political support for the Islands. The tour includes Barbados, Dominica and Guyana, according to Barbados TODAY news agency.

  • Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands' opportunities for Caribbean residents, promoted by MLA Hansen

    “We are very close to developing oil and we have a strong and viable economy. We are more self-governing internally” MLA Hansen is quoted (R)

    Falkland Islands are well on their way to mining oil and member of the Legislative Assembly Ian Hansen said there are possible opportunities for locals to consider relocating to the Britain territory, according to a report from Antigua's Daily Observer.

  • Tuesday, January 19th 2016 - 07:41 UTC

    UK floods reach Barbados where UK Environment Agency was basking in the sun

    Sir Philip came under intense scrutiny for being on a trip to Barbados while the worst storms in decades caused flooding in Britain.

    The head of Britain’s Environment Agency (EA) has resigned after being heavily criticized for not cutting his Christmas holiday in Barbados short to return home to lead the response to floods last month. Required to work a three-day week for £100,000 (US$142,992) a year, Sir Philip Dilley said he quit because of the “inappropriate” expectation for him, as a part-time chairman of the EA, “to be available at short notice throughout the year”.

  • Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

    CARICOM tells Venezuela it supports Guyana's integrity in territorial dispute

    CARICOM chairman Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart informed visiting Venezuelan vice-president Jorge Arreaza of the group's position

    Venezuela’s vice-president Jorge Arreaza recently heard directly from CARICOM chairman, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, that the regional grouping is backing Guyana in the territorial dispute between the two South American neighbors. Stuart met last Friday with Arreaza who was visiting the island as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims in the region.